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Nurse saves kittens at COVID screening site

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Posted at 4:28 PM, Mar 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-30 17:28:00-04

Acadiana Animal Aid was called to the Cajundome this morning during COVID-19 testing to save three lives.

This morning at the screening site, three very young kittens fell out of a vehicle there.

Dana Roger, an AAA adopter and nurse, called the shelter for help, and Lafayette Officer Huval drove them to the home of a bottle foster who took over their care.

"We’d like to take this opportunity to extend our heartfelt gratitude to the people out on the front lines. Amidst this crisis, they took a moment out of their day to save these vulnerable lives. To all the nurses, first responders and police officers: THANK YOU for putting yourself in harms way to protect us. Now, it is our turn to do what we can to save these young kittens. They are just hours to one day old and will receive around the clock care by a devoted foster," a statement from AAA reads.

It's likely they fell out of the engine; and AAA folks want to remind everyone that it's kitten season and cats will seek shelter inside of cars.

The kittens have special names, AAA says.

"In honor of ALL the nurses out there protecting our community, we have decided to name the kittens after three famous nurses throughout our history: Florence Nightingale (founder of modern nursing), Clara Barton (founder of the American Red Cross) and Mary Eliza Mahoney (first African American licensed nurse in the United States)," the statement reads.

Community members can follow the progress of these kittens on Acadiana Animal Aid's Facebook page; they hope to post updates weekly.